Karen Kao

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

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Author's Bio

Karen Kao is the winner of the 2022 Kenyon Review Short Nonfiction Contest and a nominee for the Pushcart Prize, VERA, and Best of the Net. Her debut novel, The Dancing Girl and the Turtle (Linen Press 2017) is the first of a quartet of interlocking novels set in Shanghai. Karen’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, Hippocampus Magazine, Tahoma Literary Review, The Common, The Shanghai Literary Review and others. For more information on Karen and her work, please visit www.inkstonepress.com.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Journals: , ,
Kenyon Review
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Nunum
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Shanghai Literary Review

Fiction

Anthology:
A Tapestry of Colours 2 (Marshall Cavendish, 2021)
Book:
The Dancing Girl and the Turtle (Linen Press, 2017)
Prizes won: 

2022 Kenyon Review Short Nonfiction Contest as judged by Maggie Nelson

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Asian American
Fluent in: 
Dutch, English
Born in: 
Los Angeles, CA
California
Raised in: 
Los Angeles, CA
California
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Last update: Oct 25, 2022